Sunday, May 25, 2014

4 Murdered In Attack On Jewish Museum, Jews attacked outside Paris Synagogue

Just another day in Europe...

An Israeli couple, a French woman and a young Belgian man were murdered in a shooting attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels, Belgium on Saturday by an unidentified gunman who burst into the building with an automatic or semi-automatic rifle.

As you can see in the video, released by the Belgian authorities, the killer carried out his attack in a deliberate and seemingly well-planned manner.

Belgium has a Jewish community of about 40,000, half of whom live in Brussels. Like Paris and other European cities, Brussels has a large and restive Muslim population of about 300,000, over 25% of the city's population and just under half of Belgium's estimated 650,000 Muslim population. The districts of Brussels that have large Muslim populations have essentially become no-go areas like many banlieus in France with a considerable increase in crime, including an average of around 250 gang rapes a year since 2007. As the Muslim population has grown, there's been a large increase in the number of mosques and minarets, veiled women in public, and more Islamist organizations. Two seats on the Brussels City Council in two heavily Muslim neighborhoods of Brussels, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean and Anderlechtare, are held by Lhoucine Aït Jeddig and Redouane Ahrouch, both from the fledgling Islam Party, which seeks to impose sharia law on Belgium. In Antwerp, there is already a sharia court founded by the Islamist group Sharia4Belgium. Which is legally allowed to supersede secular Belgian law, on marriage, divorce, and child support issues.

The Belgian government issued the usual condemnations and has increased security for Jewish institutions in the country. This is not the first anti-semitic incident in Belgium, and given the current increase in the Muslim population, it will undoubtedly not be the last.

Just a few hours after the attack in Brussels, two Jewish men, brothers in their 20's were brutally beaten outside Chaare Tsion Synagogue in suburban Paris on Saturday night, probably after attending the Mincha prayer service. They were followed from the synagogue and beaten with metal pipes by a gang which then fled on bicycles and on foot. This sort of thing is becoming increasingly common in France, and is the reason behind a spike in the immigration of French Jews to Israel.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même.......

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